People across the country (and our world, for that matter) are suffering from some form of an alcohol use disorder or know someone with this condition. One person may habitually partake in binge drinking. Another may drink five cans of beer at a party or consume heavy amounts of liquor. No matter what type of “habit” they have fallen into, these people are suffering from a very dangerous problem, one that does not even escape the minds of famous people. Throughout the years, several celebrities have come forward with their struggles with alcoholism or abuse and have shed light on the very real terror fellow victims can face. Here are three famous people who suffer from a form of alcoholism.
Handsome and charming, Bradley Cooper has captivated the hearts of audiences with his comedic presence and dramatic roles, most recently a lead in the remake of A Star Is Born (2018). However, life beyond the camera was not always easy. In a 2015 interview, Cooper outright admitted to suffering from alcoholism and proudly announced that he had celebrated a decade of being sober. Cooper also explained how finding treatment was the best option for keeping relationships with his family, friends, and coworkers stronger than ever.
Billy Joel is certainly no stranger to the spotlight. The famous pop singer and rock musician has earned multiple awards and has produced an army of memorable and catchy songs including “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Despite his achievements, however, Joel suffered from a severe form of alcohol abuse that put his relationships and his career as a musician on the line. At some point, his friend and occasional touring partner Sir Elton John urged him to undergo treatment. In a 2012 interview, Joel explained that he only turned to alcohol during times of severe stress or anxiety. While he might not suffer from alcoholism, Joel did take part in binge drinking, an illness in the spectrum of AUD.
A renowned writer in the horror genre, King has produced a string of chilling works including IT, Carrie, and Pet Cemetery, as well as the dark fantasy/sci-fi series Dark Tower. During the time he wrote many of his works, though, King struggled with alcoholism (as well as drug abuse). In fact, his problem became so overwhelmingly bad that his family staged an intervention in 1987 and forced him to admit to his illness. King himself proudly proclaimed that he does not wish to hide his past and sought healing through The Promise, a mantra used by Alcoholics Anonymous members.
Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from an alcohol abuse disorder? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare, experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcoholism or alcohol abuse troubles today.